Yesterday Jian Ghomeshi, host of the CBC radio show ‘Q’ interviewed Leonard Kleinrock one of the fathers of the internet. The first words from the mouth of the internet baby were uttered forty years ago and Dr. Kleinrock is still involved with what he calls a “teenager still struggling to find its way”. Dr. Kleinrock […]Read more "Inventor of the internet – CBC’s Q interviews Leonard Kleinrock"
According to many sources, web based video is hot and getting hotter. But that doesn’t mean that all videos will be successful in making an impression and grab the viewers attention. While watching a web video this morning it occurred to me that some videos are a waste of time and have very little impact. […]Read more "How to make web video work"
The announcement that the Whitehouse.gov site will be moving to an open-source content management system (CMS) from a proprietary custom built system is more than a sign of the times. It is a major move in the right direction and an example that all of us can and should follow. Why go with a content […]Read more "US Whitehouse goes for an open source content management system"
Breaking news! Big surprise! (sorry about the sarcasm! – well, not really!) According to this report from eMarketer, print advertising is down and digital platforms (read: internet) are growing! There are many notable quotes from the article but here are my favourites: For example, Barclays Capital predicted in its “Internet Data Book July 2009” that […]Read more "Digital advertising up – print ads down:eMarketer report"
PriceWaterhouseCoopers (Canada), Big Table of Digital Media and Animation Incentives 2009 shows that provinces other than Alberta provide some form of tax relief to investors in digital media companies. Where’s the Alberta Advantage here? A quote from the Big Table: “As digital migration accelerates, digital spending will remain the entertainment and media industry’s main engine […]Read more "Government support of digital new media – PWC report"
The internet turns forty years old in September 2009. Happy Birthday Internet! Thanks to the folks who gave birth to the internet those many years ago… From Wikipedia . . . History of the Internet …research efforts included those of the laboratories of Donald Davies (NPL), Paul Baran (RANDLeonard Kleinrock at MIT and at UCLA. […]Read more "Happy 40th birthday to the Internet"
Leo Laporte has been in broadcasting for years. Decades actually. He was early to embrace podcasting and now operates the TWiT network of shows which he calls Netcasts. Leo is an inspiration to many podcasters, audio or video based and continues to investigate new ways of using the web to bring news, information and entertainment […]Read more "Television studio in your basement – TWiT TV"